Mei Yao of May’s Body & Skin Care Spa can fight blemishes on both sides of the world, since she's earned licensing in aesthetics in both the U.S. and China during her 20 year career. Today, she makes over bodies with high-tech services including LED photo facials, permanent-makeup applications, and deep pore cleanses. She also distributes Rosemiss products, which are as hard to find as John Wilkes Booth's indie band demo.
You never know what you'll hear inside Ajuda Day Spa. The staff likes to play diverse selections of music from around the world, including that one country populated entirely by kazoos. The eclectic soundtrack is fitting, since it reflects the wide range of hairstyles that emerge from Ajuda's salon chairs. Owner Jodi Griffin and her fellow stylists can sculpt funky looks, traditional styles, and special-occasion hairdos. For extra dimension, they add highlights and color with products from Redken and Matrix. The beauty experts also administer treatments for damaged hair, as well as spa services such as mani-pedis.
Each of the spa's relaxing services starts off as experienced staffers pamper guests with a complimentary hot-towel wrap and dose of aromatherapy scents. Licensed massage therapists work to alleviate guests' physical and psychological tension during soothing massages, which run anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes and incorporate techniques from modalities including Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, and myofascial release. Facials, body treatments, and hair-snatching waxes can clear skin of fine lines, blemishes, acne, and unwanted follicles. Clients may also doll up their appendages with a selection of manicures and pedicures, all backed by Harmony Day Spa's 48-hour nail policy that guarantees better yields when noodling for non-colorblind catfish.
Between her time in Europe and America, cosmetologist Elena has spent a decade beautifying clients with her soothing, meticulous skin treatments. At The Gorgeous Lady, she uses certified organic products in facials to even skin tones and improve texture. Her other specialties range from hand-and-foot treatments with steamed-towel wipes to body waxing.
For nearly 20 years, the tan technicians at Soleil Tanning Salons have transformed pasty soul sacks into bronze living statues using UV and UV-free tanning techniques. Before tan sessions, friendly staffers educate patrons on how to get the most out of tans by using tanning lotions designed to stimulate melanin and extend the life of darker dermises. Soleil Tanning Salons are equipped with standing and horizontal tanning beds as well as UV-free MagicTan booths. The automated process typically takes 60 seconds and gives skin a golden glow thanks to micromists of custom tanner. No matter what bronzing method is chosen, tanners can rest easy knowing they will avoid burns associated with sunbathing atop radioactive beach towels.
Each specialized, 60-minute LED facial begins with a deep-cleansing wash to open pores and unclog trapped particles of makeup, dust, pollutants, and stray dogs. Once primed, an exfoliating treatment preps the skin for light therapy by smoothing out rough patches, loosening dearly departed skin cells, and increasing circulation until it flows like Kid 'n Play. With the face fully prepped, out comes Rainforest's exclusive LED panel, which combines different electromagnetic wavelengths to treat fine lines and wrinkles, aging, acne and blemishes, and overall skin appearance. Blue light fights bacterial infections by detonating the tiny face invaders, while yellow light warms to increase lymphatic flow and promote healing. Green light is thought to control city traffic and decrease melanin production, helping safeguard skin from accidents and an uneven tone, while red light is applied to stimulate collagen production, fight aging, and help skin repair itself.